REVIEW – SOMEHOW, SOME WAY (Billionaire Builders, #2.5) by Jennifer Probst

SYNOPSIS

Bolivar Randy Heart (aka Brady) knows exactly what he wants next in life: the perfect wife. Raised in a strict traditional family household, he seeks a woman who is sweet, conservative, and eager to settle down. With his well-known protective and dominant streak, he needs a woman to offer him balance in a world where he relishes control.

Too bad the newly hired, gorgeous, rehab addict is blasting through all his preconceptions and wrecking his ideals…one nail at a time…

Charlotte Flowers knows who she is and refuses to apologize. Growing up poor made her appreciate the simple things in life, and her new job at Pierce Brothers Construction is perfect to help her carve out a career in renovating houses. When an opportunity to transform a dilapidated house in a dangerous neighborhood pops up, she goes in full throttle. Unfortunately, she’s forced to work with the firm’s sexy architect who’s driving her crazy with his archaic views on women.

Too bad he’s beginning to tempt her to take a chance on more than just work…one stroke at a time…

Somehow, some way, they need to work together to renovate a house without killing each other…or surrendering to the white-hot chemistry knocking at the front door.

 

*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 Stars!

 

Brady Heart is a gorgeous 35 yr. old architect. He’s a full partner at Pierce Brothers Construction where he works with his best friend from college Cal and his two brothers. The Pierce’s are like family to him. Brady has it all, everything he’s always wanted, except marriage & family. He wants a lasting relationship, not just a quick roll in the hay. He grew up in a traditional type family & knows exactly the kind of woman he’s looking for. She must be kind, conservative, polished, soft-spoken, have manners, & be ready to settle down.

Charlotte Grayson aka Charlie is a beautiful 25 yr. old confident, free spirited woman who grew up poor & appreciates the simple things in life. She knows who she is, and is proud of the woman she’s become. She’s independent, impulsive, fun, & likes to be spontaneous. She hasn’t found a man yet that could hold her attention. What really did it for her was renovation. She got her joy from ripping apart houses. Flipping dilapidated properties for a profit had become her passion. She was newly hired by Pierce Brothers Construction & now working full time, and beginning to carve out a name for herself.

Charlie has an amazing opportunity come up to buy a home she can transform. She’s so excited to have a place of her own to dive into. She wants to build her career and thinks this project would give her career that extra push. The only issue is the home is in a dangerous neighborhood, & the Pierce brothers don’t think she’s safe to work there alone.

 

Pierce Brothers sexy architect with the attitude shows up to help out. Brady always looked at her as if he found her lacking. He was elegant, intense, judgy, chauvinistic & had a huge ego. She hated she often had to go to him for approval on Pierce projects, & didn’t want his help with her personal project. She didn’t want or need a babysitter, but apparently, her employers wouldn’t take no for an answer.

Brady doesn’t want to be anywhere near Charlie, but he’s stuck working with her & sharing the same space. He’s hoping they can renovate the house without killing each other. He felt she always went out of her way to make his life miserable. She drove him crazy & knew just how to ignite his temper. He believed in structure & despised chaos. He felt she was flighty & impulsive. They were complete opposites in every way. She was constantly pushing his buttons with her sassy attitude, but he guessed he could tolerate her on a limited basis. He just hated he was so attracted to her.

Charlie can’t stand Brady but tries to get along to work together. He was the only person at work she clashed with. He was just so serious all the time. He had a dominant personality & always wanted to be in control. He was uptight & she soon learned his views on women were archaic. She thought his old-fashioned views were ridiculous, & he frustrated her. He seemed to like riling her up. He likes order and is a planner, & they have totally different philosophies on relationships, so why is she so attracted to him. The longer they work together & banter, the harder it is to fight their sexual chemistry.

 

 

-“Did you ever stop to wonder what it would feel like to let go of all that control, even for one night?”

-What was happening between them lately? Why was she suddenly so aware of him?

-“Take the chance. I’ll give you what you want. What you need.”

-“You just have to say yes.”

 

The last thing Brady needs is a woman like Charlie, but he can’t help how badly he wants her. He didn’t like things messy in work or relationships, but he suddenly couldn’t control his feelings for this infuriating, complicated woman. She didn’t play games, & she truly made him happy. He didn’t plan to fall for her, but he did. He felt so connected to her, & her joy was contagious. She balanced him out & he was hopelessly infatuated with her. She was slowly wrecking all his ideals & was all he could think about. She changed him & brought out the best in him, but can they compromise enough to have a future together, or are they too different.

I loved this book so much! This whole series is amazing! Just adored Brady Heart. This was such a sexy, fun, smoking hot read!

 

-I happen to crave you, Charlotte, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

-“I want you dirty and needy. I want you begging. I want you so hot for me you’ll do anything I demand.”

-He spoke to her soul in a way she’d never experienced and transported her body to places she’d never gone.

-The hunger was always there between them, burning bright, but as days passed, it grew into more tenderness, adding an extra layer that intensified the bond between them.

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

They were opposites, a complete mismatch of wants, and furthering their relationship would only hurt them more when it ended.

 

 

SOMEHOW, SOME WAY is the latest installment of the Billionaire Builders series and although it is a novella and the Hero and Heroine are not officially members of the Pierce family, it may have actually been my favorite so far. The theme that keeps playing out in these books is the ”Enemies to Lovers” trope which I can’t seem to get enough of because the passion burns hotter between two people who start off seemingly at each other’s throats whenever they’re in the same room together.

Charlotte Grayson, design and rehab specialist, is one of the newest additions to Pierce Brothers construction. She is a spirited and independent woman who pretty much everyone loves—everyone except for Brady Heart. Brady is Pierce Brothers’ architect and also one of the partners of the company. He’s been a close friend to the brothers for years and the brothers consider him to be a brother rather than just a friend. Brady is just as strong willed as Charlie, and he’s got a temper to match hers as well. Whenever these two are within the vicinity of each other they’re guaranteed to get into heated arguments.

 

 

They are forced to work together when the Pierce Brothers find out that Charlie has bought a house that she wants to flip, that’s located in a less than desirable area. Brady is the one chosen to work on the rehab with Charlie in order to ensure her safety. Being the fiercely independent woman that she is, this arrangement doesn’t go over with her so well in the beginning, but when they are able to work amicably together, both Charlie and Brady start to realize that they may have misjudged each other. There’s also an undeniably strong attraction that has been building between them for quite some time and that it may have even fueled the tension that they’ve always felt around each other.

The two inevitably give in to the passion that they can no longer deny exists within them and when they do, let’s just say I wasn’t the least bit disappointed in the steam that was generated by these two! Charlie and Brady are consumed by their white-hot attraction for one another but their path to a happily ever after isn’t clear of obstacles, and they’re pretty big ones at that. Brady has grown up with old fashioned values. He’s looking for a woman to settle down and have kids with, who will stay at home and take care of the family while he goes out and makes the money. This is the antithesis to what Charlie is all about and no matter how much in love she is with Brady, there’s no way she would ever give up on her career to become a homemaker.

 

 

Will they be able to work out their differences, or will Charlie and Brady have to walk away from one of the best things that have ever come into their lives?

SOMEHOW, SOME WAY is currently available and definitely worth a one-click!

Amazon: http://bit.ly/SomehowSomeWayAMZ

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